• Dan Dredger wrote a new post, Please, Michael Phelps, Stop Cupping 3 years, 12 months ago

    By James Hamblin

    Swimmer Michael Phelps is the most prominent athlete to appear with circular bruises over his body this week, raising eyebrows and questions.

    Is he okay? Is he a closet hemophiliac? Is […]

    • He and some other athletes undertake them because they believe this process helps muscles to heal more quickly by encouraging blood flow.

      Non sequitur.

      I have read about the “miracle” cures attributed to the fermented tea they sell at high prices now days ( GMO free, of course! ) and have wondered at the stupidity of these people, college “educated,” that really should know better.

    • I read about this a few days ago on SBM (Science Based Medicine). They usually do a good job with this kind of thing. And their articles are written by people with science backgrounds (not that the Atlantic article, which I’ve not yet read, wasn’t). For those interested:

      Cupping – Olympic Pseudoscience